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Complications in equine anesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19203709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
General anesthesia of horses entails considerable risk of morbidity and mortality. A large-scale, multicenter study reported that the death rate from non-colic-related anesthetics was 0.9%, while the perianesthetic mortality rate at a single, busy equine surgical practice was somewhat more favorable, at 0.12%. While any perianesthetic death is devastating, mortality figures alone do not reflect the overall morbidity of equine anesthesia in terms of nonterminal events or injuries related to recovery. In some circumstances, recognition of perianesthetic complications may allow appropriate intervention to prevent the complication from worsening or progressing to mortality. This article describes some of the complications that may occur during and after general anesthesia of horses, and suggests ways to prevent or mitigate them.
Ann E Wagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1558-4224     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-10     Completed Date:  2009-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511904     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-52, x     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia / adverse effects,  veterinary*
Anesthesia Recovery Period
Horse Diseases / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  mortality,  pathology,  veterinary*
Risk Factors

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